Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam for some reason? cover image

Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam for some reason?

Overwatch is coming to Steam some time in the near future, if that’s something that potentially entices you to pick it back up again.

As if today's Overwatch-related news couldn't get hectic enough, we now know that Overwatch 2--and a selection of other Blizzard titles--are on their way to Steam on August 10. While which other games, exactly are coming besides the loved-yet-maligned Hero Brawler is yet to be seen. However, there it is in all it's glory with a big ole' 'Coming Soon' button on Steam. Weird. This is weird, right? Like a dog playing basketball. It's not natural.

The reason? Internally, Blizzard said in a release that "One of the ideas pushing us forward is meeting players around the world where they are, and making our games as easy as possible to access and play." And if we're talking about a game with a dwindling player base and unhappy clientele then look no further than Overwatch.

Overwatch 2, Steam bound

<em>It's unnatural, I say. GOD DID NOT INTEND THIS.</em>
It's unnatural, I say. GOD DID NOT INTEND THIS.

If you're confused about why a free-to-play game on a free platform like Battle Net like Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam then you aren't alone. However, with changing trends, acceptance of Steam as the defacto place for PC games, and the upcoming and inevitable Microsoft/Blizzard merger, I suppose it all makes sense.

Blizzard isn't framing it as such, but it does highlight a bit of desperation on the part of the developer to bring old players back to the fold. In its announcement Blizzard said that "we want to give everyone a chance to experience our universes with old friends while making new ones, no matter how they choose to play.”

I suppose "Please come back, pretty please?" would have been unbecoming of a company that fired 50 employees on the day it announced a 34 percent revenue increase.

Regardless, keep an eye out for Overwatch--and other Blizzard titles--on Steam in the near future. You'll still need a Battle.Net account, but that was probably a given.

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